I attended LC because I wanted to go to a small school with warm weather. Lacrosse was definately part of my decision. In 1987 Lynchburg College Lacrosse was sub-par.
There wasn't much focus on the program. Having played High School lacrosse for Wilton High in CT, I was accustomed to winning and felt I could make a difference.
I was recruited by Coach Larry Hubbard. After meeting with Coach Hubbard I was convinced that LC Lacrosse was an up and coming program. Coach Hubbard's reign ended the following year.
Our new Coach, Stewart Moan was very excited to lead the Hornets in a new direction. Tom Sipple (attack) transferred in from D-1 Syracuse, and Ricky Olin (goalie) from West Gennesse High came on board. Both guys could have started on D1 teams.
There were some growing pains. Some much needed discipline was instituted. I found myself resistant at first. I soon came around and began to recall how discipline is very important in Lacrosse. Coach Moan brought the guys together and we soon began winning. Coach Moan hired great assistants. Coach Lyons, Coach Jackson, and Coach Railey.
My junior year we were 10-5. My greatest memory was beating Washington and Lee in overtime. Bill Becker ripped the upper corner on man-up. We didn't make ODAC's that year. The format was different. I believe our win kept W & L from an NCAA bid. We were happy about that. So happy that 16 team members went and got tattoos. Mine is on my left ankle. Two lacrosse sticks, my initials and # 8 . In the years since graduating, in 1992, I have great pride watching the program develop into one of the finest DIII programs in the nation. I am honored to have played there and to have been part of a begining.